Velvet is proud to announce that director, Jeffrey Darling, will make his feature debut directing The Kissing Booth and Euphoria star Jacob Elordi, and Star Trek and American Horror Story star, Zachary Quinto in the road-trip true-crime thriller He Went That Way.
On the back of commercial work abroad, Darling has returned to Sydney before production on He Went That Way is set to start in Q4 2021 in California and has some availability over the next few months in Australia. Please contact Imogen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with all enquiries. Darling’s commercial reel can be viewed here.
Set in 1964, He Went That Way is based on the strange but true crime story of celebrity animal trainer Dave Pitts and his famous TV chimp, Spanky, centerpiece of the traveling extravaganza The Ice Capades, and his fateful three-day encounter with the serial killer Larry Lee Ranes.
Quinto (right) will portray Jim Goodwin, based on Pitts. Elordi (left) will play serial killer Bobby Falls, based on Ranes.
Says Darling: “He Went That Way is a undoubtedly a journey of curious tensions and bonds between two and at times three interesting characters all on their own path. A cinematic tale on the road across the U.S. in the early ’60s where people come with a rawness forged from the landscapes they inhabit. It is for our two leads Jacob and Zachary as well as myself, a great opportunity to explore with an improvised sensibility.”
Adds David Garrett from Mister Smith Entertainment, who is handling worldwide sales: “The screenplay is a heady mix of menacing, funny and emotional and, with Jeffrey’s incomparable visual genius, we anticipate this will be a unique and darkly thrilling road trip experience for audiences around the world.”